Track and field hosts annual Twilight meet on Friday

Track and field hosts annual Twilight meet on Friday

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SEWARD, Neb. – Fresh off a men’s GPAC title and women’s conference runner-up finish, the Concordia University track and field programs will tune up for the outdoor national championships by hosting the annual Twilight meet inside Bulldog Stadium on Friday. Individuals from 19 different schools, including 10 GPAC institutions, are expected to compete.

The meet gets started with field events (throws and jumps) at 2 p.m. The first running events are slated to go off at 4:30 p.m. Heat sheets will be released on Thursday.

The Twilight meet provides one final chance for competitors to achieve national qualifying marks. Bulldog athletes have compiled 38 ‘A’ or ‘B’ standard national qualifying marks throughout the 2014 outdoor season (see complete list below).

Nationally ranked teams (according to the USTFCCCA ratings) at the Twilight meet include:

MEN
No. 5 Concordia
No. 9 Doane
No. 10 Central Missouri (NCAA Division II)
No. 17 Hastings
No. 21 Nebraska Wesleyan
No. 24 Northwestern

WOMEN
No. 4 Doane
No. 6 Concordia
No. 7 Central Missouri (NCAA Division II)
No. 8 Hastings
No. 24 Dordt

On the season, Concordia has totaled 21 ‘A’ national qualifying marks and 17 ‘B’ national qualifying marks (see below). A fresh ‘A’ mark was recorded by Kali Robb, who threw the shot put 44’ 4 ¼” at the GPAC championships. Of the 23 individual Bulldogs with either A or B marks, Jonathon Becker, Stephanie Coley, Jamie Crouse, Trey Farmer, Zach Lurz, Ben Hinckfoot, Liz King, Kali Robb and Kim Wood own more than one national qualifying figure. Of the 38 total A or B marks, 25 have come in field events (21 by throwers, three by pole vaulters and one in the triple jump).

  • Men’s 4x100 meter relay – A (41.48)
  • Men’s 4x400 meter relay – A (3:14.09)
  • Men’s 4x800 meter relay – B (7:46.72)
  • Women’s 4x800 meter relay – A; 9:24.10
  • Jonathon Becker – B; 110 meter hurdles (14.72), B; 400 meter hurdles (54.02)
  • Cody Boellstorff – A; hammer throw (195’ 11”)
  • John Cartier – B; 400 meter dash (48.06)
  • Kattie Cleveland – A; discus (143’ 2”)
  • Stephanie Coley – A; shot put (47’ 10”), B; hammer throw (160’ 3”), B; discus (139’ 11”)
  • Jamie Crouse – A; hammer throw (181’ 2”), B; shot put (43’ 3”)
  • Brittany Erdmann – B; shot put (43’ 1”)
  • Trey Farmer – A; hammer throw (175’ 1”), B; shot put (50’ 10 ¼”)
  • Carson Farr – A; pole vault (16’ 5 ¼”)
  • Ben Hinckfoot – A; 400 meter hurdles (53.40), B; 110 meter hurdles (14.83)
  • Liz King – A; javelin (155’ 10”), B; hammer throw (160’)
  • Jordan Larrington – B; hammer throw (172’ 8”)
  • Zach Lurz – A; shot put (57’ 3”), A; discus (177’ 9”), A; hammer throw (186’ 3”)
  • Sydney Meyer – B; hammer throw (154’ 11”)
  • Nicole Perry – B; hammer throw (154’ 3”)
  • Kali Robb – A; hammer throw (173’ 8”), A; shot put (44’ 4 ¼”)
  • Ben Schulteis – A; hammer throw (176’ 4”)
  • Katelyn Shoup – A; triple jump (38’ 3 ¼”)
  • Sara Simmons – B; 100 meter hurdles (15.09)
  • Katricia Svoboda – A; discus (146’ 6”)
  • Lucas Wiechman – B; pole vault (15’ 5 ¾”)
  • Kim Wood – A; 800 meter run (2:13.88), B; 1,500 meter run (4:42)
  • Shelby Yelden – A; pole vault (12’ 2”)
  • Heptathlon: Sara Simmons ranks fifth in the NAIA with 4,617 points; Lydia Pomerenke is seventh with 4,556 points.
  • Decathlon – Lucas Wiechman ranks 13th in the NAIA with 6,034 points, Brandon Ramos is 14th with 5,957 points and Brandon Cook is 18th with 5,936 points.

7 May 2014

Junior Sara Simmons